UT System Regents to meet May 9-10

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9-10, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are posted online. Parking for news media is available through the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

The meeting will be live tweeted from @utsystem.

Below are highlights from the Board agenda. All times are approximate and more information about these items as well as additional agenda items can be found in the agenda book:

Tuesday, May 9

9:15 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Report on creative industry partnerships by Dr. Ferran Prat, vice president for strategic industry ventures at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

10 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

  • Discussion and appropriate action related to proposed appointments to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO).
     
  • Discussion and appropriate action regarding authorization to change the legal name of UTIMCO to The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company.

11:15 a.m. – Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee  

12:15 p.m. – Executive session 

2 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee 

3 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Report on the UT System Health Intelligence Platform, formerly known as the UT System Clinical Data Network, by Zain Kazmi, UT System assistant vice chancellor and chief analytics officer, and Dr. Robert Murphy, UTHealth associate dean of applied informatics.
     
  • Report on the UT System Faculty Advisory Council Physician Burnout Prevention Initiative by Dr. Jonathan Cheng, associate professor at UT Southwestern and chair of the UT System Faculty Advisory Council.

3:45 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval to establish a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at UT Austin.
     
  • Consider approval to establish a Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemical Engineering and also one in Electrical Engineering at UT Permian Basin.
     
  • Consider approval to establish a Master of Science degree program in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Clinical Psychology at UT Rio Grande Valley.
     
  • Consider approval to establish a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Clinical Psychology at UT Tyler.
     
  • Report on the inaugural Strategic Plan for UT Rio Grande Valley by President Guy Bailey and Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and chair of the strategic planning committee.

4:45 p.m. – Recess

Wednesday, May 10

9 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Presentation of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities.
     
  • Annual meeting with officers of the UT System Student Advisory Council.
     
  • Report on the 85th Texas Legislative Session by Barry McBee, UT System vice chancellor and chief governmental relations officer.
     
  • Discussion of UT System priorities and budget process.
     
  • Presentation of certificate of appreciation to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center President Ronald A. DePinho.
     
  • Presentation of certificate of appreciation to Student Regent Varun P. Joseph.

11:15 a.m. – Executive session

  • Discussion and appropriate action regarding the appointment of Dr. Sandra K. Woodley as President of UT Permian Basin.

12:45 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

1 p.m. – Adjourn

About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 228,000 students, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates approximately two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System’s operating budget for FY 2017 is $17.9 billion, including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With more than 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and many members of the National Academies – and nearly 80,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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